HETAS News

Top tips to get the most from your appliance

Find a brief overview of our top tips and click through to the full articles: Lighting a fire Lighting a fire can sometimes be difficult and there are countless guides on the internet. We have pulled together the best guidance available so you can get it right first time. Different manufacturers have varying lighting techniques Read More…

Restart Grant – a support package available to retailers

A support package could be available for retailers that have had to close due to lockdown restrictions. The ‘Restart Grant’, which is available from April, was announced as part of the most recent budget to help businesses get back up and running. Almost 700,000 small business owners are set to benefit from the scheme. Non-essential Read More…

Kickstart Scheme – an exciting opportunity for your business…

Could you offer an unemployed young person the opportunity to work through the Kickstart Scheme? The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers: 100% of the National Minimum Read More…

Scientists review casts doubt on impact of wood burning stoves

Non-profit industry organisations HETAS and Woodsure say a scientific review of air quality measures casts serious doubt on the claim that wood burning causes more pollution than traffic. The independent scientific review1, commissioned by HETAS, draws attention to the uncertainty around how much domestic burning contributes to UK air pollution. In fact, the government report Read More…

Evolve Home Energy Solutions and ECOE free webinar series

Evolve Home Energy Solutions and Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) are providing a free webinar series. These will have information to help make homes more energy-efficient. The webinars will take place over two days. The first session will cover the government’s Green Homes Grant scheme and how to find quality installers. Then we will be introducing Read More…

CPD Sessions and Workshops offered by HETAS

HETAS has been providing industry-leading training for installers of solid fuel and biomass appliances for decades with our MHCLG approved competent persons scheme in place since 2002.    The agenda of CPD sessions and workshops can be tailor-made to the requirements of your Local Authority. These interactive meetings keep staff up to date with changing legislation Read More…

New legislation for wood and manufactured solid fuels

The new legislation will ban the sale of the wet wood and house coal, aiming to prevent harmful pollution from domestic burning of all solid fuels. The Ready to Burn certification scheme will underpin The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 and comes into force in England from May 2021 for most Read More…